Alfreton House is very old
Alfreton shown within Derbyshire
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Alfreton is a town in Amber Valley in Derbyshire; it is at the junction of the A38 and A61 roads. It has a population of about 22,000. The Alfreton area has 41,000 people in it.
Local economy[change | change source]
The A38 road was extended north to Alfreton in the early 1970s. Alfreton town centre has six charity shops, which stock a wide variety of clothes, ornaments and jigsaws.
Politics[change | change source]
Alfreton's MP is Judy Mallaber.
Notable Residents[change | change source]
- Benjamin Outram, Engineer was born here in 1764
- James Young (Scottish chemist) got oil from coal here in 1848.
- Norman Whitehead (1915-1983), was born and painted here during the 1930s.
Education[change | change source]
The local secondary school is Alftreton Grange Arts College (ages 11–18) on Grange Street. The school was renamed, having been Mortimer Wilson School for many years.
References[change | change source]
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